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hollyfield is at the scene. amy, what are investigators saying about a cause? >> reporter: they say it could have been a malicious act. they questioned someone who heard from someone that they saw something. firefighters say it's not a strong lead, but they are following up on it. it is still early. whatever caused this fire, it did millions of dollars of damage. the fire spread quickly and was aggressive, traveling to three biddle before firefighters could get here. people sleeping woke up and felt a mixture of fear and shock. >> oh, my gosh! wow. you know what, it was so big it was going -- i could see it billowing over to my window, you know. and it was just, wow, humongous. >> reporter: the fire caused significant damage to three buildings. water from the firefighters' hoses flooded the first floor of two other buildings. firefighters determined that the fire started in between two buildings on mckinnon street on 3rd street in the bayview district just before 1:00 this morning. >> there were 20 citizens displaced by this fire. american red cross has been working with the displaced reside
:00 a.m. at wallace and jennings. amy hollyfield has been at the scene all morning and joins us, live, with new information. >> kristen, there were four hostages inside this building behind me. they all okay. police are giving one of their police dogs credit for bringing this to a peaceful end. here is video we shot in the last hour from the man who was arrested after 10:00 this morning. they believe he was part after takeover robbery here at a marijuana grow just before 4:00 this morning. police chased and arrested three men sortly after the robbery. they say this man stayed behind and refused to come out. they say he had four hostages inside, people who work here at marijuana grow. they were released at 8:00 this morning. they appeared to be okay. we saw them sitting on the sidewalk for a while this morning and they were taken downtown to be interviewed. this happened at van dyke and jennings here in the bayview district across the street from a homeless shelter. they had 48 clients inside, so, at first, we will hear from the police sergeant how they made the arrest and then well he
pacific railroad corridor on the bay shore. amy hollyfield will have more in a live report next half hour. >> santa clara city leaders will sign off on a plan to offer millions in concessions to the nfl in exchange for posting the 201 super bowl. the city council is willing to wave the 9.5 percent hotel tax for the to teams and the employees that will play and will wave a 10 percent surcharge on game tickets that would have raised $6 million and a $4.54 city fee on packing spaces near the stadium. if santa clara wins the bind the super bowl will be played in the 49ers' new stadium now under construction that will generate hundreds of millions in activity activity but a last it is in san francisco the official host city. the nfl will choose the 2016 super bowl host city on may 22. >> a new poll finds support for same-sex marriage is at a new high. the washington post/abc news poll finds 58 percent of americans now say gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry a significant increase from 44 percent just three years ago the poll finds opposition to same-sex marriage has dropped from 55 p
team coverage this morning with amy hollyfield live outside the pavilion in san jose where the memorial will take place. we will begin with cornell bernard live in santa cruz. cornell? >> santa cruz is getting ready to say goodbye to two local heroes in preparations that are underway beginning the here at the santa cruz beach boardwalk. this is where a police motorcade procession will begin at 8:45 to the public memorial in san jose. many police officers are gathering here in this parking lot and the motorcade is expected to be two miles long, a tribute to detective sergeant loran "butch" baker and elizabeth butler killed in the line of duty february 26 by an armed 17. last night, the flag draped cassettes were part of a viewing with hundreds mourners maying their respect. police from around the country will be at the memorial today. >> we have had departments from all over the united states, actually. we have a gentleman here, a lieutenant from idaho. we have officers coming, i believe, from canada. it is from across the nation. >> the police motorcade will begin in santa cruz at 8:45
but they are minor injuries and they are okay. amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you, amy. >>> developing news from san francisco now where a little girl and her grandmother were hit by a garbage truck. the accident happened at broadway and the embarcadero around 7:30 this morning. abc 7 news was first on scene there. police say the truck was making a right turn at the foot of broadway when the woman and child were hit. the driver stopped and is cooperating with police. the woman and her granddaughter were taken to the hospital. their injuries don't appear to be life-threatening. >>> a contra costa county sheriff's deputy is recovering after his patrol car flipped on its side. the officer was responding to a call just before midnight on richmond parkway in unincorporated san pablo. officials say the deputy swerved to avoid another vehicle at san pablo avenue and hit the center median. he suffered minor injuries but is expected to be fine. >>> a meeting this morning focusing on the safety of the new eastern span of the bay bridge after 30 giant metal bolts snapped and broke. a caltrans camera s
shot with an arrow during a class field trip. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live with the latest. amy? >> not every day a kid comes to school with a story like this the 8-year-old nadine said it was sting to have an arrow stuck in her leg and it hurt really wad. she was on a field trip with her class at uc berkeley and she was shot by an arrow from a crossbow, a 20" arrow was in her leg. she stayed calm and was very brave. >> we were listening to taylor swift and
. campbell police are looking for the gunman who shot and killed a young man last night. amy hollyfield is live at the scene. amy? >> police have one lead. they say a dark sedan was seen leaving the area after the shooting. police are still here looking for any other clues. they are talking to two witnesses. they got a lot of 911 calls when this happened last night. they are following up on leads. no arrests have been made. they identified the victim, an 18-year-old richard vega shot dead at 10:20 last night. they found him in the driveway. he was taken to the hospital. he was alive at time but he died at the hospital. police say they do need help finding the killer. we are asking the community to contact us with any information they may have or any resident would may have surveillance cameras outside their house that may have captureed something and provide that to us. >> officers this is a -- officers say this is a good neighborhood. the neighbors are being very receptive of police being here, helping them with whatever information they have. they want this killer caught. they do not
station involves a unique partnership. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield joins us live from station one. amy? >> good morning, we just got a look inside. it is very nice inside with a new fire station smell and it is modern. it looks good. the firefighters spent the morning putting the finishing the touches on the place so it looks good for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. firefighters say they like all the light, with a lost windows and the old station was dark and dingy. that station need $9 million worth of earthquake retrofit work so it was time for a new station. they say that doesn't mean moving was easy. >> fighters by nature have the adapting mentality because we are always in an emergency situation to see what is there and adapt. they are good that way to adapting but when it comes do move are your own personal belongings, it is like moving a house, a family that stays in the place if 24 hours. most of the people are happy for the move because they know they are coming in a newer building. >> check out the shiny new poles they will use in the station. here is another new feature, t
offender was allowed to ride the bus with students. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, is live at the high school in san jose. what happened, amy? apologies to you -- okay, amy? >> technical difficulties, during a field trip, the students were on a bus and went to the college on a trip. the police say the sex offender was on the bus with the students. this happens last month. a viewer alerted us to the situation and wants to call attention to it. last night the viewer contacted us. we are still waiting to hear back from the school officials. we got a copy of this letter that went to parents saying that a registered association offender who was not authorized to be on the bus knew a district volunteer on the trip and was with the students on the bus back to high school to san jose but he did not have any contact of any kind with any student that day. registered sex offenders are not allowed to be on school property or to come in contact with underage students. now the san jose police department have confirmed it is investigating thissings -- this incident. no inappropriate conduct is report
sheriff deputies. it ended with shots fired in guerneville. use reporter, amy hollyfield, is live with more on how social media helped crack the case. amy? >> amazing story. she was texting with her cell phone. you are not going do believe how she helped police find her. we are here at the santa rosa police department to ask more questions. the department is still investigating and cannot answer the questions and have not said why a deputy shot and killed her attacker. the kidnapping suspect was slot and killed in a rural, quiet area of guerneville. the scene of the shooting is tough terrain, roped off by investigators and unreachable. >> half a mile down the road off to the right is a community back there. they have a fence, a members' only thing with a against and the guy allegedly ran through the fence. >> a man was asleep when the activity passed by his home but he did not quite realize the seriousness of what was happening. >> i was in bed and i heard the sirens coming up the street and i didn't think anything of it. and my wife woke me up to say my daughter came home and nee
, amy hollyfield, is live with more on how social media helped crack the case. amy? >> amazing story. she was texting with her cell phone. you are not going do believe how she helped police find her. we are here at the santa rosa police department to ask more questions. the department is still investigating and cannot answer the questions and have not said why a deputy shot and killed her attacker. the kidnapping suspect was slot and killed in a rural, quiet area of guerneville. the scene of the shooting is tough terrain, roped off by investigators and unreachable. >> half a mile down the road off to the right is a community back there. they have a fence, a members' only thing with a against and the guy allegedly ran through the fence. >> a man was asleep when the activity passed by his home but he did not quite realize the seriousness of what was happening. >> i was in bed and i heard the sirens coming up the street and i didn't think anything of it. and my wife woke me up to say my daughter came home and needed to get and there were cars all over the place. that is all i know. >> i
. you saw the story first right here on abc7 news. our reporter, amy hollyfield, is live at the park with the very latest on this bizarre situation. amy? >> firefighters are now saying it appears the man was sleeping on top of the elevator and they found personal belongings including bedding. last night it was at 9:35 a man was taking the elevator from the muni platform to the concourse level on market street and he says he heard a scream and a crunching sound. firefighters found the man in the elevator shaft. he was dead. he was smashed to death. they don't know how he got in there or how long he was sleeping in there. they will investigate that later today. it didn't cause any delay on the trains. there were no delays last night or this morning. it was focused on the elevator hours. it took several hours for investigators to trying how -- to try to figure out how to get him out of there and how to prevent it in the future. >> a main highway in contra costa county was closed after a deadly crash closed the flood two hours after a pedestrian was killed on eastbound state highway 4 in
to santa clara. the major players are gathering at the new stadium in just a few hours. amy hollyfield is there live. what will happen, amy? >> any sour grapes there were about having the stadium move to santa clara will be set aside today. we will see three mayors coming together, the mayors of santa clara, san jose, and san francisco, promoting the idea of having a super bowl right here in this new same. they are promising a dynamic super bowl where you do not have to worry about electricity. they promise you will thought see a power outage like the super bowl in new orleans. the new stadium will have two new electrical substations and solar panels to provide extra energy. the new stadium is about 30 percent complete. it is set to open next year. it will cost about $1.2 billion to build. it is a finalist to host the 2016 super bowl. it is now between santa clara and south florida. this is the first super bowl here in the bay area since 1985 and 49er owner says the bid committee will present the bid at ownerss' meeting in may when the host city is chosen, so, today the mayors, the c.e
got in and how long he had been there. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at the bart station with more. amy? >> bart riders are reacting with surprise and shock this morning. firefighters say it appears the man was homeless and was sleeping on top of the elevator. police got the call to come here to the bart station at 9:30 last night. a man was taking will elevator from the muni platform to the concourse and he told police he heard a crunching sound and a yelp. officials found the man's body inside the elevator shaft. they found personal belongings including bedding on top of the el cerrito. busy bart riders are caught flat footed when they are hear. >> it is incredible. i did not know about that. >> right here? >> scary. >> when did this happen? >> last night. my god he was sleeping on top of it. how did that happen? that is scary to think that can happen. >> that will be part of the investigation. how did he get up there? the elevator is out of order this morning and it is the only elevator at this station so if you are a bart rider handicapped, and you need an elevator, s
at a time. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield will have more in a live report coming up in 30 minutes. >> the project has been a long time coming with work going at the site six years ago in many of 2007. the bridges were completed 18 months later. two years later, crews purged through the tunnel and completed the work. in january of 2011 that has completed. today is the day the drivers have been working for, the tunnels are open. >> golden gate bridge officials are ready for wednesday's start of all electronic toll taking, crews put up a new l.e.d. sign that says "do not stop automatic tolling." they want drivers to know that cash is not accepted and no toll takers are there going on wednesday. drivers can use fast track or be billed. the speed limit through the toll plaza will be increased to 25 miles per hour on wednesday from the current five miles per hour. >> this morning, people are lining up at the supreme court trying to grab a front row seat to legal and same sex history with arguments over the rights for gays and lesbians to marry. the first case involves california's voter
in violence. amy hollyfield is live with the latest. >> police say they don't know the motive behind this killing but residents think the answer could be right here in the city's hand ball court. campbell police are doing something they haven't done in six years: investigating a murder. 18-year-old richard vega is the first murder victim since 2007 shot at 10:30 last night. police spent seven hours looking for evidence at the crime scene but have not made arrests and could use some help. >> any residents of the area who may have surveillance video outside the house who may have captured something, provide that to us. >> it is crazy. it is crazy. it is very scary. i have two boys and we walk down the street. we live here. to know this can happen outside my door, it is very scary. >> sandra is upset but fault surprised. she has noticed an increase of traffic on her street, young men going to and from the community center across the street. >> i feel it is gang activity, period. the hand ball courts are open at night and she says a dangerous element gather here. her 8-year-old son used
. investigators try to determine a motive neighbors know why there has been a spike in violence. amy hollyfield is live with the latest. >> police say they don't know the motive behind this killing but residents think the answer could be right here in the city's hand ball court. campbell police are doing something they haven't done in six years: investigating a murder. 18-year-old richard vega is the first murder victim since 2007 shot at 10:30 last night. police spent seven hours looking for evidence at the crime scene but have not made arrests and could use some help. >> any residents of the area who may have surveillance video outside the house who may have captured something, provide that to us. >> it is crazy. it is crazy. it is very scary. i have two boys and we walk down the street. we live here. to know this can happen outside my door, it is very scary. >> sandra is upset but fault surprised. she has noticed an increase of traffic on her street, young men going to and from the community center across the street. >> i feel it is gang activity, period. the hand ball courts are open at nig
't sail -- a lux i didn't -- a luxury sailboat. amy hollyfield spoke with the police chief of sausalito. >> we got a lot of new information, katie, including the moral of the story which is, don't leave your keys on your boat. another thing she wants to emphasize, if you know that something is off in your town, say something about it. the actions of a person here, really, that helped the case. >> police are getting a look at the yacht and think they have figured out how it was stolen from the harbor in sausalito. >> the boat itself doesn't -- has evidence they forced entry and some keys were on the boat so once they gained entry to the boat they were able to start the engine with a key. >> the three people were arrested and book the on grand theft and conspiracy charges. police in sausalito say they are not familiar with any of them but say 54-year-old and the 56-year-old woman are known to law enforcement officials in santa cruz county. >> for public disorder. for property crimes such as theft, narcotics. >> sausalito police also have an important piece of evidence because of someone a
to bring the super bowl to the site. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, will have more in a live report in the next half hour. >> the rain is here as forecast by mike nicco. i wonder how that will impact the stadium tour this morning. >> and can we still see showers? >> nice observation, we have some of our best radar runs down around the grade coming through the grade where 80 and 84 and 68 to stevens boulevard and mission roads coming from the hills and slide into fremont. you can see we are seeing our better radar runs. headed to the south, you can see light to moderate rain right now headed back to lafayette street across 237, over toward mountain view and sunnyvale we are seeing a little bit of a decrease in the intensity of your rain and you can see from cupertino all the way down to saratoga over to campbell pretty good radar runs right there on 85 and also on 17 coming into downtown san jose where we are seeing light-to-moderate rain. this is all headed to the northeast. the east bay valley is ready to get another round. mid-40's, to low 50's outside, and as we head into the aft
to the investigative unit to look for answers. >> thank you, amy hollyfield. more developing news, a san francisco firefighter is treated for injuries after a fire in the sunset district. flames broke out on 8th avenue and investigators have learned there was a marijuana grow there. abc7 news reporter, katie marzullo is live at the scene. >> the firefighter fell inside the home as you can see where the whens are broken. he fell and hurt his shoulder and treated at the hospital. no one else was hurt or inside. something different that the firefighter encountered inside this home. they say that the entire house was a massive grow house, all three floors. they don't know how many plants are inside but two floors were entirely dedicated to growing marijuana plants and one just to drying them. the fire broke out after 8:00 this morning and a neighbor saw smoke and called 9-1-1. officials say the cause was likely electrical and whoever was operating this "grow" over rode the electrical system and that sparked a fire. that is usually what you see in these cases. this morning, it was windy and the homes a
here and take a look before they re-open it. live in san francisco for amy hollyfield. >> thanks. we have breaking news from the south bay where a william's -- woman's boned was -- tracks and caltran says there is no northbound station teen two stations until 2:30 today. more breaking news, a 4.7 earthquake shook a wide area of southern california before 10:00 a.m. a. the epicenter was south of palm springs in imperial county. people if downtown los angeles, orange county, and san diego felt the shaking. so far there have been no reports of damage or injuries but several after shocks. >> we have breaking news in daly city where police have just announceed an arrest in a deadly car crash that killed three members of the same family saturday night west of 280. two cars were involved in the crash. police just announceed 28 -year-old man is under arrest in homicide charges. the three victims died at the scene. another passenger is still in the hospital. >> the c.h.p. is investigating a deadly accident in discovery bay. a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car shortly after midnight. i
they re-open it. live in san francisco for amy hollyfield. >> thanks. we have breaking news from the south bay where a william's -- woman's boned was -- tracks and caltran says there is no northbound station teen two stations until 2:30 today. more breaking news, a 4.7 earthquake shook a wide area of southern california before 10:00 a.m. a. the epicenter was south of palm springs in imperial county. people if downtown los angeles, orange county, and san diego felt the shaking. so far there have been no reports of damage or injuries but several after shocks. >> we have breaking news in daly city where police have just announceed an arrest in a deadly car crash that killed three members of the same family saturday night west of 280. two cars were involved in the crash. police just announceed 28 -year-old man is under arrest in homicide charges. the three victims died at the scene. another passenger is still in the hospital. >> the c.h.p. is investigating a deadly accident in discovery bay. a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car shortly after midnight. it happened eastbound highway four
-year-old for refusing to take a nap and took a picture of it. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, is live at center point christian pre-school where the investigation took place with the reaction. >> officials told us today that this is their fifth violation with the state since october. two violations were because they stored bleach in reach of the children. to others had to do with supervision of the children. they say this is the worst infraction. >> i am really shocked, actually. >> parents dropping off their children at the pre-school say they are concerned and have questions about how and why a teacher could have taped a two-year old's wrist and ankles together because she refused to nap. some parents have taken their kids out of the school this week and others say they are watching carefully. >> i am sure they will make the changes so we are already almost done with the school year so we are not going to pull our son out. i feel for the child and the parents. >> the police say at this point it appears to be an isolateed incident. they are trying to figure if they will charge the teacher with
and took a picture of it. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, is live at center point christian pre-school where the investigation took place with the reaction. >> officials told us today that this is their fifth violation with the state since october. two violations were because they stored bleach in reach of the children. to others had to do with supervision of the children. they say this is the worst infraction. >> i am really shocked, actually. >> parents dropping off their children at the pre-school say they are concerned and have questions about how and why a teacher could have taped a two-year old's wrist and ankles together because she refused to nap. some parents have taken their kids out of the school this week and others say they are watching carefully. >> i am sure they will make the changes so we are already almost done with the school year so we are not going to pull our son out. i feel for the child and the parents. >> the police say at this point it appears to be an isolateed incident. they are trying to figure if they will charge the teacher with a crime. the teache
, amy hollyfield, has details. >> although there are more police officers here there are students who are saying on twitter they will not be coming to school tomorrow. the threat specifically mentioned something happening tomorrow. the principal of the while has sent an e-mail home to the parents telling them about the threat and precautions are taken on campus. according to the the press, the threat was spray painted on a bat room wall and there is picture on social media and rumors but the principal assures students and families that additional police presence will be on campus for the rest of the week. he is asking for any students who have information about who did this to come forward and report it. they can do that anonymously. >> a morgan hill preschool teacher will appear in court on charge of trying to give drinks placed with sleeping pills to toddlers. police arrested the 59-year-old woman for felony charge endanger ment. on friday someone at the academy day care saw her spiking children's drink cups with an unknown substance. when confronted she said it was an over-the-coun
ended up on the burst of a high school field trip. amy hollyfield is live in san jose at the high school. how did parents react? >> with concern and questions. it turns out this happened because a teacher was trying to do something nice offering a wheelchair-bound woman and her companion a ride on the school bus. the woman's companion was a registered sex offender. >> i was extremely disappointed and sad and upset this happened, this prepare of our policy by a staff member. >> the superintendent says a registered sex offender should not have been on the school bus full of high school students. he says the man was with a parent of a student. they were with the high school students on a field trip to a college. they did not ride over on the bus but found themselves without a ride home. >> on the way home, we had a wheelchair bound person with another adult helping her, and they requested a ride on the bus because they did not have a ride to the high school. our staff member allowed that to happen. >> parent contacted the superintendent who sent a letter to parents. >> no good for the kids.
there will be a change. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, has a look at the experimental program. >> they will allow bicycles on board. you will be forced to get along, both cyclists and non-cyclists. barts wants to know if they can co-exist. the first three trains will still be bike-free but they are allowed on board all week even during rush hour. bart wants to encourage bicycling. many of the parking lots of full. it can be tough to find rooms to fit the bicycles. often, the trains are full of people dressed nicely for work, some complain when the bicycles are shored office and they could get bicycle grease on their clothes. it is hard for the two to fit in together. bart says let's try it and try to make this happen. they are asking for good etiquette if the train is full, they ask bicyclists to wait. they are asking everyone to try to use patience this week. try and see if it can work. they want your feedback. there will a survey starting today. go online and give your fed back and bart know what you think. try to use an open mind and try this out and see what you think. >> thank you. a north b
are asking questions about the firefighter's response in the delta. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, has been there since shortly after the fire began. what is the latest? >> kristen, the fire is out. look at house behind me, it is still standing but there is not much left except for a lot of questions and emotion. the homeowners are wondering if their home could have been saved. >> the people asleep inside the home woke up at 2:30 this morning and saw the fire. they knew they had to move fast. they ran outside without grabbing a thing. >> the only thing i have on that is mine is my underwear and my wet nighty. everything also is borrowed. >> jodi knew what to do, because she is co-owner of a company that is all about fire prevention. she and her boyfriend tried to use the equipment they had. >> we tried to put our fire hose on which he was instructed to stop and put it down they would not let him. >> firefighters were worried about a power line that came down during the fire and they stopped fighting the fire for fear of electrocution which was frustrating to watch. >> i was yelling "pu
a plea and amy hollyfield was in court for the arraignment and at the courthouse. >> she entered not guilty plea, ms. gratz did not comment. she is free and not in custody and out on supervised release. there were several parents in court. they are upset and wanted the district attorney to see them and to know that they are upset and they want this treated seriously. >> to me something has to happen. probation is not good enough. it happens all the time. she needs to do time. anything could have happened out there. anything. my daughter could have passed out, fell, hit her head, low and have seizures. >> i will do everything in my power to make sure this lady pays for what she has done. i want to ask you, why? why? why? >> gratz is charged with ten misdemeanors. police believe that she put sleeping pills in the cups at the children's academy in morgan hill. the 59-year-old gratz is due back in court april 5. today she was ordered not to have any supervised contact with minors who are not her relatives . >> happening now in napa, police are investigating the death of a man who was
through. i saw amy hollyfield this morning. one car at a time. people are still getting used to this. >> the new tunnel features state of the art technology like big exhaust fans that cost $439 million to build. first tunnels to open in 50 years. that is since caldecott tunnel. caldecott tunnel getting a fourth floor there. >> that jams up all the time. >> that is going to do it for us. >> from all of us here thanks for watching. we appreciatit your time. >>> this is "world news." tonight, marriage showdown. high drama today at the supreme court as the justices debate same-sex marriage, children, and what it means to be a family in america. [ chanting ] >>> twist of fate for amanda knox. her acquittal in the murder case overturned by another italian court. could she be forced back to italy? >>> getting action. how can a billion dollar insurance company not cover something most other companies do? tonight we investigate. a little boy's life is about to change. >>> and a beautiful mind. the kid who had a curfew, chores, and an idea that just made him a multimillionaire. tonight his mom
to the shooter who wounded a one-year-old boy in the iron triangle neighborhood. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live identified the richmond police department with the latest. >> this upset the police department. officers are putting everything they have into fining the shooter. the baby was inside his apartment western he was shot. he was with his grandparents and bullets came flying in. the one-year-old boy was shot in the neck. police believe the gunman was out on mcdonald avenue and sprayed the street with bullets. he also hit a man on a bicycle. the boy's father was at work when he got the call and he is outraged as is the police department. >> my son didn't do nothing to nobody, i don't do nothing. i go to work and come home. it is not my fault i live in an area like this. >> i am sickened and appalled. this is completely unacceptable and it is our highest priority to catch those who are involved. >> the boy had surgery yesterday which was successful. the man who was on the bicycle who was shot is also okay. the police department is offering a $25,000 reward for anyone who c
. that is where abc7 news amy hollyfield spoke to the family and joins us live. >> it is heartbreaking to watch grandparents walking into the hospital to visit their grandchild. the grandfather has been waiting 40 years to become a grandfather and all he wants to do is play with his grandson, but the one-year-old is in the hospital shot in the neck yesterday afternoon by a stray bullet sitting in the floor of his apartment sitting in the richard neighborhood of iron triangle. a man was aiming for another man on the street on his bicycle and he hit the man on his bicycle, once, but police believe the gunman fired at least 18 rounds in the middle of the day toward a densely populated apartment building. the boy was sitting with his grandparents and the grandparents, this morning, say they are grateful that no one was killed. >> we were inches away, and thank god all of us are alive. i could have three or four funerals today but god has saved us all including the grass so -- including the grand so so i am grateful. someone needs to get this guy help and hopefully someone will turn him in. >> he te
. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, is live in santa rosa to put together a wild chain of events. >> the woman who was kidnapped was able to help police find her using her cell phone, her ordeal started in san rafael last night around 10:45 and ended 45 minute laters when she was safely released in guerneville which is in the russian river valley of sonoma county in the wine country. officers say she was texting a friend from inside the car and the trend was on the phone with dispatch and was giving descriptions of the car. officers on patrol saw the car and they tried to stop it but say the driver, the man who kidnapped the woman took off. they used spike strips twice but he went around them. he finally crashed. deputies helped her escape. a deputy trying to arrest him shot and killed him. they have not explained why. investigators say the woman is okay. she is being interviewed right new by officers. they have not told us if she knew him or how he kidnapped her or who she is and they say they are trying to sort out all of those details right now. reporting live in santa rosa fo
in a shooting that involved sonoma county sheriff deputies. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, is live at headquarters. >> we understand officers are in a briefing right new. they have not been able to release information to us yet. we are waiting to confirm reports that this was an officer-involved shooting. look at the video from the incident. you can see sheriff cars are surrounding a home last night and there are reports that this may have started as a sexual assault and kidnapping but the officers shot the suspect. this is under investigation and officers are working on a press relief. to give you a good idea of where the town is, it is in wine country, in snow may county, northwest of santa rosa and west of highway 101. santa rosa police were involved in this incident but it is the sheriff that is handling the investigation. they getting the information to us. we understand they are preparing the press release right now. stay with us throughout the morning newscast. we will bring you information when we get it. we are keeping a close eye on developing news in southern california
was then to other teachers a at social gathering. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, will have more on the developing story in 30 minutes. >> an oakland man is out prison after serving 14 years for a sexual assault he did not commit. this is the 38-year-old johnny williams leaving a few role office after a judge threw out the conviction on attempted rain charges. new d.n.a. results proved his innocence. he was convicted for 1998 attack on a girl in oakland. her family identified williams, a former neighbor, as a possible suspect. he was later convicted. the northern california innocence project worked on the case for two years. the district attorney says that the victim is understandably upset. >> this morning, an oakland woman's family is turning to the public for help in finding her. 391-year-old mask layers -- maskaleris was supposed to be on a flight to houston to visit her brother. oakland police are investigating the disappearance of the woman. >> a man speeding away from the scene of a hit-and-run caused a crash that killed three family members. the 28-year-old faces three co
reporter, amy hollyfield, value a live report next half hour. >> police are searching for a bank robber. this surveillance video was released and they hope someone will recognize the man. he gave the bank teller a note yesterday demanding cab. he did not show a weapon. the man spoke with a caribbean accent. the bank robber is described at 30 to 40 years of age and weighing 160 to 175 with black hair and brown eyes. >> a new survey reveals the real reason why americans keep guns in their homes. >> and chez panisse in berkeley continues to rebuild after a fire. there is now a new date on which customers can dine again. >> live look outside at golden gate bridge commute. our meteorologist, mike nicco, is tracking the forecast. traffic and weather are next as >> our temperature spread from 50 in brentwood to 41 in bodega bay and 46 in san ramon and cupertino and san mateo and richmond district. if you are at milpitas we are at 49 degrees. in the afternoon, sunshine and mid-to-upper 70's inland to 80 around livermore and upper 60's to mid-70's around the bay. at coast, upper 60's. temperatur
reporter, amy hollyfield, has a live report with more details. >> in pleasanton police are searching for a bank robber and released this surveillance video hoping someone will recognize that man in the picture. they say he entered the wells fargo yesterday and gave the bank teller a note demanding cash. he did not produce a weapon. according to witnesses the man spoke with an accent. the accused bank robber is described as 30 to 40, about 6' tall and 160 to 175 pounds with black hair, background eyes and a goatee. >> fremont teachers are protesting before a school board meeting over stalled contract negotiations. the teachers declareed an impasse after a year of talks allowing the public employment board to step in to order the two sides to resume bargaining or assign a mediator to come to an agreement. the teachers and the school district are far apart open class size and teacher salary cuts from it will unpaid furlough days. >> the world famous berkeley restaurant, chez panisse, will push back the re-opening day trying to bounce back from a fire. flames damaged the patio area on fr
this week only. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, will have more in the next half hour. >> the palo alto city council considers allocating extra $2.2 million to repair city streets and sidewalks. the repairs are growing priority according to a survey of residents. the extra money is available partly due to savings from recent layoffs and renegotiated contracts. the public meetings starts at 7:00 in the city council chambers on hamilton avenue. >> two bay area teens made it into the ncaa tournament or march madness. kristen sze is dancing. it begins this week and san jose is a host arena. st. mary's will play an extra game, the 11th seed in the midwest facing middle tennessee tomorrow in dayton, ohio. the winner goes against memphis on thursday in the opening round and auburn hills, michigan and kristen sze's cal bears face 5th seeded nlv on thursday at h.p. pavilion. my school, sadly, did not make it. >> you break my heart. >> always next year. we are wondering how mike's jayhawks did? >> number one seed in the south. >> the 12th season always beats the 5 seed, remember that, cal fans. l
jose. three coached at palo alto high and in oakland. abc7 news reporter, wyoming, will have -- amy hollyfield, wil have more. >> three high performing schools will be closed after a school board revoked the chatter of american indian model schools. the district says they failed to address numerous violations that. brothered an initial investigation back in 2011. the founder is accused of improperly using millions in school funds. the board wants the charter revoked in june. the american indian charter schools can appeal the decision to the board education and the state board of education. >> a vigil is planned for high school student hit and killed by a passing train in san jose. he was killed on tuesday, near a pedestrian crossing. he posted this video on youtube of him playing the guitar. the principal says he was everyone's friend. the 16-year-old was near but not on a pedestrian crossing according to san francisco. it has been ruled "accident." >> michelle shock is responding to the comment fromant gay comments during a performance in san francisco saying "i do not nor have i e
:00 this morning and abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield has more in 30 minutes. >> golden gate bridge crews are working to install 27' sign above the toll plaza this morning to let drivers know that soon paying with cash will no longer be an option. starting on wednesday, the bridge will in longer take cash and there will be no human toll takers. drives have to sign up for fast track, register a credit card account, or expect a bill after they cross. also starting on wednesday the toll plaza speed limit increases to 25 miles per hour up from the recommended five miles per hour now if place. the speed limit on the bridge is 45 miles per hour. >> now a story you see only on abc7 news, the family of the marine killed in a murder-suicide is speaking out. kira klapper is live in the newsroom with more on how they remember their loved one. >> the family of lance corporal sara castro mata is in shock and remembering their daughter and sister for her joyful spirit. she was a dedicated main. they spent an hour with abc7 news yesterday sharing pictures of her. the 19-year-old was a huge lakers fan an
bad. >> police are still trying to find out where the arrow came from. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield will have more on the ordeal in any way nadine's own words. a canadian man is arrested for a second time for having relations with a san rafael teen. the 26-year-old was arrested a week ago after he flew to the bay area to have sex with the girl the he made bail that night but after detectives say they found child pornography on a mobile device that he owned they had him rearrested in san diego. >> the supreme court will meet later this week to take a first vote on the two same-sex marriage cases they heard this week. yesterday, the court heard arguments on the federal defense of marriage act. abc7 news reporter was there. >> what was going through your mind as the sat in court today? >> i felt very serious. very serious. >> the 83-year-old is the face lined the doma lawsuit, the challenge to the 1996 defense of marriage act. the law denies federal benefits for legally married same-sex couples. here is ruth bader ginsburg. >> you are saying no, there are two kinds of marria
yesterday and is expected to be okay. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield will have a live report next half hour. >> tensions are at a high between the united states and north korea after the communist country sent thousands of troops marching into the capital today in support of their leader, kim jong-un, and his call to remain as. he is threatening to strike the united states ordering the country's forces to be on stand by. this morning's developments are after the u.s. senate two stealth bombers to south korea after the north cut off communications. the plans dropped dummy bombs on a bombing range. >> we have to take seriously every provocative bellicose word and action this new young leader has taken so far. >> experts say north korea is not capable of nuclear strikes but the united states is taking the threats seriously. the pentagon has already taken steps to strengthen missile defenses on the west coast. >> hayward police could use your help to identify the man who robbed two bay area toys 'r us we. cameras showed pictures of the two. police say the men asked a clerk to help them wit
. amy hollyfield will have live information and the latest in the next half hour. >> hayward police could use your help to identify the men who robbed two different toys 'r us stores. surveillance video took pictures of the two as they left the store in hayward on tuesday. police say the men asked a clerk to help with ipods and when a new case was opened, they showed him a silver revolver. they took the ipads and walked out. the same two robbed another toys 'r us early in the day. >> controversial filmmaker polanski will do a live interview from paris. he will do a skype interview for an event april 6. after the interview, the 1988 movie "fran tick -- "frantic" will be screened. three was arrested in 1997 accused of having sex with a 13-year-old and fled to london to avoid prosecution. four years ago swiss police arrested him but he fought extra diction to the united states. he was eventually released. >> san jose-based cisco systems is letting go 500 employees. they report the lays offs took place this week. cisco is confirming the layoffs, which are called a realignment. they empl
valley medical center where he died. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, will have more in the next half hour from the scene. >> cardiac arrest is the cause of death for an athlete competing in the 33rd escape from alcatraz triathalon in san francisco. the 46-year-old man from texas was spotted in the water face down and tried to revive him. it was too late. it is the first death in the history of the event held three months earlier than usual in colder waters but officials say that was not a factor. >> man from spain won. this is a 1.5 mile swim, and followed by 18 mile bicycle ride and eight mile run. >> new this morning, more than one rogue caltran technician was very muched in testing errors of state bridges and falsifying data. the recently released san francisco investigation shows for the first time, four state engineers misrepresented or ignored data on several freeway structures. that includes the benicia martinez bridge, two of those four engineers still work for caltran. it is conceded that the loss of thousands of data files because of poor archiving practices means the full
, amy hollyfield, is live with the latest. amy? >> the school opens at 7:00 this morning. it has been closed since friday. the school shut down so the teacher could attend a state-wide early childhood education conference and a couple of other sessions because one of their former teachers, fellow teacher, was accused of taping a two-year old child at the wrists and the ankles because she refused to ache -- take a nap. the teacher took pictures of the little girl and showed the pictures to fellow teachers and the girl's mother who told authorities. the teacher no longer works at the school, resigning before this happened. the school held a meeting with parents. the police department launched an investigation. the state, also, looked into the matter. we have a statement released by the school: the staff has made adjustments to the program to better serve the children and their families. we look forward to welcome them on wednesday. they open at 7:00 this morning. police have conducted an investigation and concluded it. the information has been turned over to the district attorney who is
reporter, amy hollyfield, joins us from the marine yard. >> the crews are towing it. if it was daylight we could see it moving across the bay on the way to richmond and is expected to get here the next 30 minutes. it has been a stressful experience for them to figure out how to get it moved. they started towing it admit night. super yacht was stuck at 5:15 yesterday morning off of the beach in pacifica. the keel was buried. it was a challenge to get the three people on board to surrender. police even had their guns drawn. the three people on board were accused of stealing the yacht from the sausalito yacht harbor. sailors are wondering, how does they pull it off? >> it is peculiar incident and certainly has everyone in the boating community excited and we are sorry for the owner of the boat. obviously. it is not a common occurrence. >> here of the three people arrested. 63-year-old, a 54-year-old, and a woman, who was 56. police say the three had cases of beer on board and a pizza box. the boat owner says he does not know the people on board. they were able to salvage the boat. they will l
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